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Joe Waz

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Bandwidth Is Like Energy: It Should Be Used Efficiently

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 2:09 PM

What I find most interesting about March 22nd's Washington Post piece about how much bandwidth the new iPad and its beautiful new apps consume is how it leaps to the conclusion that "the network is the problem." Actually, the challenge is two-fold: how can network innovators (wireline and...

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Internet Governance at a Crossroads

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2012 | 11:44 AM

This post is co-authored by Phil Weiser.

Why is the Internet so extraordinarily successful? Your first answer may be "brilliant engineering," and that's obviously true. Your second answer may be "it's open, it's global, it's interconnected." Also correct. But perhaps the least understood or appreciated factor in the Internet's growth...

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Fighting Bots Is Everybody's Business

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 3:56 PM

Every day brings another stunning story about cybercriminals using botnets to hijack and control computers in order to steal data and pull off other online crimes. Last week, Spanish authorities announced they had arrested three men allegedly involved with a "botnet" of nearly 13 million infected computers which were "used...

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Helping Haiti to Reconnect

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 10:58 AM

Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti as the long, difficult job of recovery begins there. Every one of us is thinking, "How can I help?". Here at Comcast, we're providing airtime and production assistance to help point Americans toward key relief agencies. One of these agencies may...

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An A-Plus Idea for Getting Kids Connected to Broadband

(2) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 4:37 PM

NOTE: This is cross-posted at Comcast Voices,

Getting more Americans connected to broadband -- it's a critical goal that we should all support. With broadband Internet service now available to well over 90 percent of all Americans, but with an estimated 37 percent of Americans not yet...

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Do We Need More Internet Regulation? FCC to Decide

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 12:35 PM

The debate over whether there should be "net neutrality" regulation of broadband Internet services took another turn with a speech by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in Washington this morning. My colleague David L. Cohen of Comcast just posted his reaction to the Chairman's speech. I think his recap of...

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Comcast Cares Day powers dreams across America

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2009 | 5:02 PM

On Saturday, the skies across most of the U.S. were as blue as the tees worn by Comcast Cares Day volunteers.

2009-04-28-paintingschool.jpgThe turnout was amazing.

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A Million Community Service Hours and Counting...

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 12:10 PM

This Saturday, I'm going to join more than 50,000 colleagues, friends, and community partners participating in nearly 500 local projects in 39 states across America -- which I think is a great way to celebrate the president's commitment to volunteerism. We call it...

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